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How to Shoot a Back-lit Feather

A quick back-lighting tip from Bryan Peterson.

ArticleAdoramaTV - You Keep Shooting Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, November 29, 2013

Learn how to create a glowing effect with a feather and some backlighting. 

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TAGS: light,  lighting,  lighting technique,  backlighting,  backlight,  bryan peterson 

Portrait Studio in a Parking Lot—Adorama TV

Digital Photography 1 on 1

ArticleAdoramaTV - Digital Photography 1 on 1 Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, April 3, 2012

Learn how to build a temporary portrait studio in the middle of a parking lot!

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TAGS: digital camera,  flash,  portable,  photographer,  photo,  backdrop,  outdoors,  outdoor lighting,  photography tips,  outdoor photography,  photo technique,  photography tip,  backgrounds,  backlighting,  backlight,  fill flash,  DIY,  outdoor 

Lastolite 7x8-foot HiLite—AdoramaTV

Product Reviews

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, October 13, 2010

AdoramaTV presents The Lastolite 7' x 8' HiLite. This week Mark will show us how the HiLite background range allows a photographer to shoot 'High Key' photography on location and in restrictive spaces easily with this one product.

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TAGS: studio lighting,  backdrop,  backgrounds,  backlighting,  backlight,  Adorama TV 

Wireless flash backlighting basics

Supercharge your studio and location shots

ArticleLighting Techniques Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, February 17, 2010

Wireless flash allows you to move your flash anywhere. Try moving it behind your subject for dynamic, creative results.

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TAGS: LumiQuest,  light,  flash,  light stands,  lighting,  lighting technique,  backgrounds,  backlighting,  backlight,  Flashpoint 

Backlight mode

Your guide to digital camera scene modes

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Jon Sienkiewicz, May 16, 2008

A strong light behind the main subject usually fools the camera’s built-in automatic light meter—and the results can be awful. The subject’s face is often too dark because the camera, in its attempt to achieve correct overall exposure, can be over-influenced by the background.

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TAGS: digital,  camera,  how-to,  mode,  tip,  backlight 

Chase the shadows away

Tame unruly backlight

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, April 8, 2008

One of the most common problems that snapshooters (and, occasionally, forgetful advanced photographers) have is when the people in their pictures are in deep shadow—unwanted silhouettes. This usually occurs indoors where there’s light streaming through a window that’s in the shot.

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TAGS: light,  shadows,  backlight,  fill flash,  Focus on low light photography 

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